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Clares & MCC to fight it out for provincial club T20 honours
Durban - Clares Cricket Club and Maritzburg Cricket Club were crowned
champions of the KZN Coastal and Inland T20 Premier League competitions
respectively this past weekend and will face each other in the
provincial final this weekend.
In the KZN Coastal Premier League final, Clares took on Pinetown Cricket
Club at the Chatsworth Oval on Sunday.
With a stacked side that featured a number of current and former
Hollywoodbets Dolphins players, Clares bowled first against their Upper
The decision to bat by PCC did not prove to be fruitful as the
combination of Brandon Scullard and Dolphins seamer Kerwin Mungroo made
light work of the top order, claiming three wickets with only fourteen
runs on the board.
A lethal spell from Proteas star Imran Tahir proved to be too much for
the PCC middle order as they lost three wickets further for just seven
With Pinetown struggling, Desigan Naidoo and Matthew Kimber dropped
anchor and attempted to revive the innings with a gritty thirty run
However Tahir continued to spin a web and was the pick of the bowlers,
finishing with five wickets in 3.4 overs for just eight runs, as
Pinetown was eventually dismissed for 64 in 16.4 overs.
Needing just under four runs an over, Hollywoodbets Dolphins star Cody
Chetty and former SA U19 all-rounder Andile Mokgakane saw Clares home,
scoring 29 and 24 respectively, Clares finished on 68/2 after 9.2 overs.
Meanwhile in the province's capital, Maritzburg Cricket Club took on
Zingari Cricket Club in what was a high scoring final at the
Maritzburg CC won the toss and sent in Zingari to bat first.
Zingari enjoyed a dream start as Kevin Strydom and Josh Landsberg put
together a fifty run opening partnership, before Landsberg fell with the
score on 54.
After the loss of some relatively quick wickets it was up to Lyndon
Brown and Ross Klusener to ensure that Zingari finished on a competitive
total, combining for a crucial 49 run partnership.
Zingari ended up on 162/7 in their twenty overs with Strydom and Brown
finishing on 45 and 40 respectively.
In the chase, Zingari started well with the ball as the two MCC opening
batsmen were removed before the score had passed ten.
The experienced duo of James Greenwood and Matthew Wills had other
plans, and the duo combined for a healthy 82 run stand, with the former
powering his way to a solid 71 in 43 balls, smashing five fours and one
six in the process.
Zingariís Kevin Strydom eventually got the better of Wills as he fell
for a well-played 40 off 39 balls.
Regardless, the damage had already been done as a 22 run cameo from
Campbell Farr, who had joined Greenwood at the crease, was enough to see
MCC over the line by six wickets and crowned as KZN Inland Premier
League T20 champions.
Clares Cricket Club will face Maritzburg Cricket Club in the provincial
final at the Pietermaritzburg Oval on Sunday, 10 November.
The winner of that will take part in the National T20 Club Championships
in Pretoria from 6-8 December.
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Clares Cricket Club wrapped up
the 2019/2020 KZN Coastal Premier League T20 title this weekend with an
eight wicket win over Pinetown Cricket Club.
Maritzburg Cricket Club were
crowned 2019/2020 KZN Inland Premier League T20 champions when they beat
Zingari by six wickets to set up a meeting with Clares Cricket Club to
see who will represent the Hollywoodbets Dolphins at the national club
T20 championships in December.
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